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Ciprian Ariciu

I am trying to bring important elements in my works,
aspects that we pass by every day and do not notice; small things, though vital for our spiritual life.

„I am trying to bring important elements in my works, aspects that we pass by every day and do not notice; small things, though vital for our spiritual life. My works seek harmony, balance, approaching organic elements (nature). These speak about me, about us.

This harmony is the primordial law for me, the Law of the Universe that guides us all. As an artist, I enjoy sharing the gift of creation with those who love art or not, with those who understand it or with those who do not understand, but contemplate it.

My shapes represent what I feel is lacking in our world, as a bridge between human and Divine, between body and Heart, between earth and Fire, as art really is the key (relation) element between humans and Divinity. Hence what is made only physically, without heart, cannot be called art. Each and every one of my works bears a bit of my heart.

This is how I chose to offer people a part of myself; the best part of myself.”

International Group Exhibition

2018 40 years Galerie Marianne Heller, Heidelberg, Germany
2014 „Birds”, Kavarna Gallery,Bulgaria
2013 „The Hill”, Kavarna Gallery,Bulgaria
2012 „The Wave”, Kavarna Gallery,Bulgaria
2010 „The sound of the sea”, Kavarna Gallery,Bulgaria
2010 “In memoriam Costel Badea”, “Ion Nicodim” Gallery, Mamaia Exposition Pavillion, Constanţa
2010 L’Art Céramique Contemporain Roumain”, Romanian Cultural Institute, Paris, France
2009 International Biennial of Ceramics, IXth edition Aveiro, Portugal

1999 19th Graphics Biennial, Sint Niklaas, Belgium, “Ex Libris”- Theme: Literature

Personal Exhibition

2016 “Semn peste om” (Sign over Mankind)- „Cuhnia Brancoveneasca Gallery, in Comana Crafts Village, Giurgiu

2010 „ Germinatie” (Germination), Comparative Art Museum, Sângeorz Băi, R

Affiliation

Member of L’Académie Internationale de la Céramique IAC  Geneva

Member of National Artists Union of Romania (UAP)

HABITATION
Technique: Raku/  Medgidia sandstone
Size: 51/49/68

Temperature: 960/1180 C

This ceramic work has the form of a bulb in a vegetative state, waiting for the germination. Windows are symbols of transparence, of passing from inside outside, of the the relation between spirit and matter through light.

The bulb is the habitation of a form of life not yet defined, such as the womb where the fetus perfects his form of life, before birth.

Wisdom
Technique: Raku/ Medgidia sandstone
Size: 40/40/45

Temperatures: 960/1180 grade celsius

Letting go on trying to master the time, we become free. In the work, the passage of time and its effects are expressed with the help of the crevices resulting from the burning process, and the object facing upside down, embedded unregulated in the base, in antithesis with the same type of object existing in the upper part of the work, intact with the regular edges placed correctly in the intended cutting. The windows lead to interiorization and personal understanding, the need to protect our essence, our vulnerable parts from the external actions.

Liberation

Technique: Raku/ Medgidia sandstone
Size: 45/25/40

Temperature: 960/1180 C

The work is divided into segments and plans. The platform at the base, with its high edges, symbolizes the waiting and preparing for our arrival. The lower part of the cylinder represents the way we are shaping as individuals through learning and assimilation – a rigid frame from which we do not know that we can step out, that does not fully define us.  

The belt at the bottom, with a texture slightly roughened in black and white, make us contemplate on the power of ancestral genetic information, on what we receive as resources, lessons, giving us the power to grow, to develop, to be stable. The windows colored in blue on a white background symbolize the life, the joy and the positive aspects that we discover in us. At the top, the clean, clear shape of the cylinder is changing, becoming more open, but at the same time with strong accents and details.

The black-white contradiction arises, giving rise to strong emotions, insurrection, pursuit, and finally liberation. As a result of this process, we learn to contain ourselves, which is symbolized by the presence of the bowl in the upper part of the ceramic work.